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Dec 9, 2012 7:00am PST
choice to opt out of medicare expansion. as of today, nine states have given a definite no to expanding coverage to their poorest uninsured with an additional six likely to follow their lead. this despite the fact that the federal government will be the ones shouldering the lion's share of the cost. dr. smitherman, i want to come to you quickly on this. there's two things going on. the refusal to set upment exchanges and the refusal to expand medicaid despite the fact that the cost is carried by the federal government. the poorest and most vulnerable people will be the ones most left out of what aca can do. >> exactly. if you look at some of these states that are talking about refusing, the expansion of medicaid, for example, texas, it has the highest number of uninsured in the united states. 26%. florida, 25%. georgia, 22%. louisiana, your favorite state, 22%. >> my favorite state but not my favorite governor. >> right. but if you look at the amount of money you're talking about that they're turning down. for example, texas is talking about turning down $66 billion over ten y
Dec 8, 2012 7:00am PST
, and medicare, we end up subsidizing these big corporations making big profits. >> let's go back to the small business thing. i do not want to leave on this table the fact that somehow small business is going to be detrimentally after feblged by obama care. >> how big is your small business? >> we only have two people, my sons, who are covered by the health care. >> if you are a two-person company, you are a small business person, obama care is not going to affect you in any way, other than the fact that you are going to be able to go to a small business and actually as an employer pick up some affordable health care for your employees or if you don't want to be involved, the individuals will go to the individual health care insurance place where they will purchase their own insurance but it will be at a level that will be -- that they will be able to afford. >> this is still baked into the system? it is the fatal flaw of the health industry in this country. it is the world war ii e.r.a. the employer has to do this because we couldn't increase wages back then. thats wa the link. we
Dec 2, 2012 7:00am PST
medicare prescription drug plan. with a low $18.50 monthly plan premium, select generic hypertension drugs for only a penny and in-store copays as low as one dollar on other generic drugs after deductible, saving on your medicare prescriptions is easy. so you're free to focus on the things that really matter. call humana at 1-800-808-4003. or go to for details. the news landed with a thud and a sigh. house speaker john boehner tried to beef it up with a statement expressing the import of the role. but announcing candace miller as the chairwoman of the house administration committee on friday. the house administration committee -- the house administration committee on friday, did little to squelch that icky feeling created by this image. these are the 19 previously announced committee chairman and unlike miller, these chairman actually hold rank over committees that work on national budgets and policy. no, your eyes are not deceiving you. want to look again. here it is. you had it right. 19 men, 19 white men and yes, we fully understand that, as republicans maintain the ma
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